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  • Date 2 November 2021
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Abstract

The Circular Carbon Economy (CCE) Index is a tool developed by KAPSARC for energy and climate policymakers and stakeholders to quantify and compare country performance and potential on the CCE. The CCE is a relatively new concept. It aims to draw attention to the need to address carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions holistically by using all available mitigation options cost effectively, through reducing, recycling, reusing and removing carbon or carbon dioxide emissions.

Authors

Mari Luomi

Research Fellow Mari is a policy-oriented social scientist who has been studying climate change, energy transitions and sustainable development policy in the… Mari is a policy-oriented social scientist who has been studying climate change, energy transitions and sustainable development policy in the Gulf and globally for close to 15 years. She has worked for other leading energy, sustainable development and foreign policy research institutions, including the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (Earth Negotiations Bulletin), Georgetown University, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, and the Emirates Diplomatic Academy. Mari holds a master’s degree in political science and international politics from the University of Helsinki and a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from Durham University. In addition to a broad research publications portfolio, she has substantial experience in executive training, presentations, policy advisory, and reporting services for multilateral environmental negotiations.

Expertise

  • Climate Change Policy and Governance
  • Energy Transitions
  • Sustainable Energy Policy
  • Circular Carbon Economy
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Economic Diversification and Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

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Fatih Yılmaz

Senior Research Associate Dr. Yilmaz is a senior research associate in the Energy Transitions and Electric Powerprogram. His current research agenda aims to… Dr. Yilmaz is a senior research associate in the Energy Transitions and Electric Powerprogram. His current research agenda aims to enhance our understanding of the financial and economic consequences of the global energy transition towards renewables, and to design effective policies to balance financial risks and growth prospects. Prior to joining KAPSARC, Dr. Yilmaz had worked as an economist in the Structural Economic Research Department of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, where he actively involved in the research and the design of policies for the private and banking sectors. He had also worked as a consultant for the World Bank and took responsibilities in various consulting projects for the Canadian and Turkish Governments. As an academic, he had spent a year as an assistant professor at the ADA University and worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Calgary and at the Western Illinois University, where he had taught several courses in economics and econometrics. Dr. Yilmaz has authored various academic and policy articles, and book chapters in the past. He has involved in the organization of conferences and workshops, and acted as a referee for many academic journals.

Expertise

  • Sustainable Finance and Investment
  • Applied Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Public Economics and Applied Micro-Econometrics

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Thamir Alshehri

Senior Research Associate Thamir is a senior research associate in the Energy Transitions and Electric Power program, currently focused on creating data-driven tools to… Thamir is a senior research associate in the Energy Transitions and Electric Power program, currently focused on creating data-driven tools to identify and evaluate different energy market scenarios, as well as using “big data” technologies to better understand the impact of behavior and the environment on energy consumption. Thamer is interested in using technologies to facilitate better energy public policy and energy economical systems. He previously worked as a lecturer in Australia and also has entrepreneurial and industrial experience working on award-winning projects such as the Burj Khalifah Building Management System.

Expertise

  • Demand side management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy monitoring
  • Consumer behavior
  • Smart meters
  • Intelligent systems
  • Energy management systems
  • Big data
  • Smart grid
  • Agent-based modeling and machine learning

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